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Hellotia was an epithet of Athena at Corinth. According to the scholiast on Pindar (Ol. xiii. 56), the name was derived from the fertile marsh (elos) near Marathon, where Athena had a sanctuary ; or from Hellotia, one of the daughters of Timander, who fled into the temple of Athena when Corinth was burnt down by the Dorians, and was destroyed in the temple with her sister Eurytione. Soon after, a plague broke out at Corinth, and the oracle de clared that it should not cease until the souls of| the maidens were propitiated, and a sanctuary should be erected to Athena Hellotis. Hellotis was also a surname of Europe in Crete, Hellotis was also a surname of Europe in Crete, where also the Hellotia festival was celebrated to her.


This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology by William Smith (1870).


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